Former Foreign Ministers
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
Enters the portal of Sri Lankan politics in 1988 under able guidance and leadership of his political guru Late Hon. Lalith Athulathmudali, former Cabinet Minister and erudite scholar.
Year 1994 nominated as a Member of Parliament to the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Following the footsteps of many illustrious Sri Lankan politicians, who decided to switch affiliation due to policy issues, on principle, decides to serve the nation as an independent Member of Parliament from 1995.
With the dissolution of the Sri Lanka Parliament in 1999, invited by Sri Lanka’s pioneer political Party the United National Party to seek election from the constituency of Kotte, which is the administrative capital of Sri Lanka. Elected to the Parliament with a huge mandate from the Colombo District and continues to be a shining beacon in national politics.